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Jagmeet Singh’s Policies



Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

  Jagmeet Singh votersNo

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Jagmeet Singh votersPro-choice

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

Should the government be able to monitor phone calls and emails?

  Jagmeet Singh votersNo, and enact legislation preventing government surveillance of citizen communications

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

Should gay couples have the same adoption rights as straight couples?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes

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Healthcare  ›  Prescription Drugs

Should prescription drugs be covered under Canada’s universal healthcare plan?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

Should the government increase environmental regulations on businesses to reduce carbon emissions?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

Should the government increase funding for mental health research and treatment?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Funding

Should the federal government increase spending on healthcare?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

Should every 18 year old citizen be required to provide at least one year of military service?

  Jagmeet Singh votersNo

Education  ›  University Tuition

Should the federal government put a cap on university tuition rates?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Canada raise taxes on the rich?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

Should there be more restrictions on the current process of purchasing a gun?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes

Social  ›  Euthanasia

Should terminally ill patients be allowed to end their lives via assisted suicide?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes, but only after a psychological examination to show they fully understand this choice

the Environment  ›  Plastic Product Ban

Should disposable products (such as plastic cups, plates, and cutlery) that contain less than 50% of biodegradable material be banned?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes, as long as it is safe for them to return to their country

the Environment  ›  Local Environmental Guidelines

Should local governments follow environmental guidelines set by the United Nations?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

Should Canada maintain a presence at the United Nations?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes, but provide treatment for those testing positive

Healthcare  ›  Dental Coverage

Should preventative dental care be covered under Canada’s universal healthcare plan?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes, private companies should not be able to profit off of healthcare

Immigration  ›  Citizenship Test

Should immigrants be required to pass a citizenship test to demonstrate a basic understanding of our country’s language, history, and government?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes, but it should only cover very basic and simple topics

the Environment  ›  Renewable Energy

Should the federal government subsidize the production and consumption of renewable energy sources?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

Should businesses be required to have women on their board of directors?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

Should there be a temporary ban on all immigration into Canada?

  Jagmeet Singh votersNo

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare

Should healthcare be a provincial or federal responsibility?

  Jagmeet Singh votersFederal

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes, preventing women from serving in combat roles is discriminatory

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

  Jagmeet Singh votersNo, and we should not try to influence any other country’s elections or policy

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes, but the government should provide free language learning courses

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Canada raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

  Jagmeet Singh votersRaise

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

Should researchers be allowed to use animals in testing the safety of drugs, vaccines, medical devices, and cosmetics?

  Jagmeet Singh votersNo

the Environment  ›  Logging

Should Canada allow the logging of old growth forests?

  Jagmeet Singh votersNo, preservation of our forests outweighs the economic benefits

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

Should there be more or less privatization of hospital and healthcare services?

  Jagmeet Singh votersLess

the Economy  ›  Universal Child Care

Should the federal government subsidize universal child care?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes, everyone should receive an income to cover basic necessities including food and housing

Domestic Policy  ›  Net Neutrality

Should internet service providers be allowed to speed up access to popular websites (that pay higher rates) at the expense of slowing down access to less popular websites (that pay lower rates)?

  Jagmeet Singh votersNo, treat all traffic equally and continue the openness of the internet

Domestic Policy  ›  Quebec Sovereignty

Should Quebec be granted sovereignty from the rest of Canada?

  Jagmeet Singh votersNo, sovereignty cannot solve Quebec's problems

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

Should the government regulate social media sites, as a means to prevent fake news and misinformation?

  Jagmeet Singh votersNo, the government should not determine what is fake or real news

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should the government enact a stricter immigration policy?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes, and regularly review recent immigrants to ensure they have become productive citizens

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Should nonviolent drug offenders be given mandatory jail sentences?

  Jagmeet Singh votersNo, first offence should result in a mandatory rehabilitation program, further offences result in jailtime

Social  ›  Gender Identity

Should “gender identity” be added to anti-discrimination laws?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes

the Environment  ›  Keystone Pipeline

Should the government allow TransCanada to expropriate private property for the construction of the Keystone pipeline?

  Jagmeet Singh votersNo

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

Should Muslim immigrants be banned from entering the country until the government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists?

  Jagmeet Singh votersNo

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes

the Environment  ›  Fracking

Do you support the use of hydraulic fracking to extract oil and natural gas resources?

  Jagmeet Singh votersNo, we should pursue more sustainable energy resources instead

Domestic Policy  ›  Native Funding

Should Canadian aboriginals receive more government funds?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes

the Economy  ›  Free Trade

Should Canada pursue free trade deals with other countries?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes, but only with nations that adhere to strict human rights policies

the Environment  ›  Northern Gateway Pipeline

Do you support the Northern Gateway pipeline project?

  Jagmeet Singh votersNo

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  Jagmeet Singh votersNo

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Jagmeet Singh votersHelp

the Economy  ›  Pension Tax

Should the pensions of retired workers be taxed?

  Jagmeet Singh votersNo, falling interest rates are already draining elderly pension payouts

the Economy  ›  Welfare

Should there be fewer or more restrictions on current welfare benefits?

  Jagmeet Singh votersMore, but increase benefits for the elderly and disabled

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  Jagmeet Singh votersNo, private prisons will sacrifice quality of care and rehabilitation services for profit

Crime  ›  Parole Hearings

Should prisoners serving life sentences for first degree murder be eligible for a parole hearing after 15 years?

  Jagmeet Singh votersNo, and reinstate the death penalty for heinous premeditated crimes

Domestic Policy  ›  Commuter Rail

Should the federal government invest in urban, commuter rail infrastructure?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

Should corporations, unions, and non-profit organizations be allowed to donate to political parties?

  Jagmeet Singh votersNo, but allow donations from unions and non-profits

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Jagmeet Singh votersNo

Social  ›  Niqāb

Should women be allowed to wear a Niqāb, or face veil, to civic ceremonies?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes

Healthcare  ›  Safe Haven

Should cities open drug “safe havens” where people who are addicted to illegal drugs can use them under the supervision of medical professionals?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

Should Canada continue to participate in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes, NAFTA helps lower the prices of consumer products

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

Should a politician, who has been formerly convicted of a crime, be allowed to run for office?

  Jagmeet Singh votersNo, and disallow politicians that are under investigation for a crime

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Canada accept refugees from Syria?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

  Jagmeet Singh votersNo, funding should come from their members

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

  Jagmeet Singh votersNo, this is a violation of free speech

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes, but only if releasing the information does not threaten our national security

Housing  ›  Non-Resident Real Tax

Should the government impose a 1% tax on real estate owned by non-residents?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

Should the government make cuts to public spending in order to reduce the national debt?

  Jagmeet Singh votersNo

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

Should foreigners, currently residing in Canada, have the right to vote?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes

Elections  ›  Prime Minister Term Limits

Should term limits be set for the role of Prime Minister?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes, and limited to two terms

the Economy  ›  Old Age Pensions

Should old age pensions be increased?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes, but only for low income pensioners

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

Do you support the use of genetically engineered crops and foods?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes, but producers should not be able to patent seeds

Domestic Policy  ›  National Daycare

Do you support a national daycare policy?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Worker Strikes

Should government workers be allowed to strike?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes

Housing  ›  Home Buyer Incentives

Should the government subsidize home buyers who make less than $120K per year?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

Should immigrants to Canada be allowed to hold dual citizenship status?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

Should Canada increase or decrease the amount of temporary work visas given to high-skilled immigrant workers?

  Jagmeet Singh votersIncrease

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

Should there be a limit to the amount of money a candidate can receive from a donor?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

Should political candidates be required to release their recent tax returns to the public?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes, and require a public audit each year they are in office

Domestic Policy  ›  Energy Sector

In order to reduce energy costs, should the government nationalize or privatize the energy sector?

  Jagmeet Singh votersNationalize

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Jagmeet Singh votersNo, and voters should be required to pass a basic test demonstrating their understanding of politics in order to vote

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes

Education  ›  Postsecondary Education

Should postsecondary education be a provincial or federal responsibility?

  Jagmeet Singh votersFederal

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

Should the government provide tax incentives to private companies to keep jobs within the country?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes, and drastically increase taxes and import tariffs on outsourcing businesses

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

Should the government use economic stimulus to aid the country during times of recession?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes, but in the form of tax breaks for low income citizens

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Canadian flag?

  Jagmeet Singh votersNo, it’s just a piece of cloth that doesn’t represent what it should

Foreign Policy  ›  Bill C-51

Do you support Bill C-51, which expands local police and intelligence agencies’ authority to prevent terrorism?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Jagmeet Singh votersNo

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

Should bankers’ bonuses be capped at 100% of their pay?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes, and lower the cap to 50%

the Economy  ›  Income Splitting

Do you support income splitting for families?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes, income splitting provides tax fairness

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Canada increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Jagmeet Singh votersDecrease, until we drastically reduce our national budget deficit

Elections  ›  Electoral Reform

Should Canada switch to a proportional representation voting system?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

Should Canadian citizens be allowed to save or invest their money in offshore bank accounts?

  Jagmeet Singh votersNo, and neither should corporations and business organizations

Immigration  ›  Temporary Foreign Workers

Should the government increase or decrease the amount of temporary foreign workers allowed into Canada?

  Jagmeet Singh votersNeither, maintain the current amount

the Economy  ›  Employment Insurance

Should employment insurance be given to those who work seasonal jobs including tourism, fishery and farming?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes, if they pay into it

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes, adjust them yearly for cost of living

Domestic Policy  ›  Senate

Should the federal government elect or abolish the Senate?

  Jagmeet Singh votersElect, and require members to be non-partisan

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

Do you support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes, it will bring economic growth to all countries involved

the Economy  ›  Pension Premiums

Should the employee contribution rate for the Canadian Pension Plan (CPP) be raised above its current 4.49% rate?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes, higher premiums could be used to reinvest in the economy and reduce the government's liability to fund payments to seniors

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

  Jagmeet Singh votersNo

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

Should the government add or increase tariffs on products imported into the country?

  Jagmeet Singh votersNo, a global free trade system is better for our businesses and consumers

Domestic Policy  ›  CBC Funding

Should the government increase funding to the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)?

  Jagmeet Singh votersNo, and decrease funding

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

  Jagmeet Singh votersDecrease

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Long Form Census

Should the government reinstate the long form mandatory census?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes, the information is vital for economists, scientists, statisticians, and the government to accurately make important policy decisions

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Jagmeet Singh votersNo, it provides too high of risk for criminal activity

Domestic Policy  ›  Copyright

Should the government allow digital publishers to place locks on their content (MP3s, etc)?

  Jagmeet Singh votersLet the free market, instead of the government, decide

Immigration  ›  Sanctuary Cities

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support independent schools?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes, but not at the expense of funding public schools

Foreign Policy  ›  Hong Kong Fugitive Extradition

Should the Chinese government be able to extradite fugitives from Hong Kong?

  Jagmeet Singh votersNo

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

Should cities be allowed to offer private companies economic incentives to relocate?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes, as long as the local environment is not compromised

Transportation  ›  Commercial Drones

Should the government permit the use of drones for commercial purposes?

  Jagmeet Singh votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  CSA Funding

Should the government increase funding to the CSA (Canadian Standards Association)?

  Jagmeet Singh votersYes